A Las Vegas doctor who administered drugs to Michael Jackson in 2008 has been ordered against his will to testify on behalf of the King of Pop's physician Conrad Murray in his upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to accusations he administered the fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol which claimed the singer's life in June, 2009.
His defence team is preparing for the September (11) trial and his lawyers have now secured the testimony of anaesthesiologist Dr. David Adams. The medic treated Jackson in 2008 and gave Propofol to the singer on four separate occasions.
Defence attorneys have been working on landing Adams as a witness to provide testimony about the superstar's "behaviour and reactions while under the drug and also how he responded to the administration of the drug", according to court documents obtained by Tmz.com.
Adams has been fighting the request to give evidence, claiming he is a "low-key individual" whose business has already taken a hit since his name was linked to the high-profile case.
But his argument has been dismissed - during a hearing last month (Apr11), a Las Vegas judge ruled in favour of the defence team's motion to summon the anaesthesiologist to testify because it "could be relevant and material" to the case.